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New York Naval Cadets Corps receives award from village

During its annual review and awards ceremony at Valley Stream American Legion Post 854 on Sunday, the New York Naval Cadets received an award from the Village of Valley Stream for their participation in the village’s Memorial Day remembrance ceremony.

Eagle Scout candidate repairs American Legion monument

Isaiah Coombs, of Boy Scout Troop 109, is leading a refurbishment of the Andrew Fatscher memorial monument outside the post to help ensure the community remembers the fallen soldiers that it memorializes.

Valley Stream home prices soar in seller's market

Low interest rates, proximity to New York City and good school districts have made Valley Stream a prime location in the post-pandemic real estate market.

Village remembers Paul Brown with bench and tree dedication

On June 5, friends and family of longtime Valley Stream resident Paul Brown gathered at Hendrickson Park for a bench and tree dedication ceremony in his memory.

Anti-Litter Committee works to beautify village roadways

Equipped with “nifty nabbers,” gloves and garbage bags, members of Valley Stream’s Anti-Litter Committee took to the streets last Saturday to help beautify the village.

Valley Stream kicks off summer concert series

Valley Stream’s long-held tradition of summer concerts at the village bandshell kicked off last Friday with Billy Joel tribute band, Captain Jack. Playing a mix of the Long Island legend’s hits such as “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “New York State of Mind,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” and “Big Shot,” to an audience of about 800, the band got concert-goers clapping, dancing and singing along for nearly two hours.


Boaters take note: Stop speeding in the wetlands

It’s nearly summer, and the boating season is now upon us. That means speedboats and personal watercraft roaring along our coastline.

Scott Brinton

Suburban Long Island getting wilder by the day

Last Nov. 8, I was kayaking in Emory Creek in Freeport, just north of the Narrows, when I spotted what I thought was a chunk of garbage floating in the waterway and paddled over to collect it.

Randi Kreiss

On the road with a priest, a knight and a monk

After 15 months, hundreds of miles, 800 pages and 40 hours of audio, I listened to the closing words of my book this week, and it was good.


The census: a wealth of enlightening information

The recently completed census became controversial because of political interference, but the results are still important. This is especially true when . . .

Randi Kreiss

It isn’t your grandma’s senior prom night

Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.